The IVECO BUS plant in Czech Republic, home of the successful CROSSWAY range, has reached the milestone of 150,000 buses produced. With more than 125 years dedicated to the production of buses and coaches, the factory benefits from a recognized know-how in people transportation.
Vysoké Mýto, 23 March 2022
The IVECO BUS plant in Vysoké Mýto is celebrating in March 2022 the 150,000th bus rolled off its assembly lines, 127 years after the first vehicle produced at this plant. This event is testament to the quality and efficiency of a factory that has evolved continuously and has now positioned itself as a benchmark, mainly in the intercity segment with the CROSSWAY production, having reached more than 50,000 units manufactured over the last 15 years.
More than 125 years of innovation in Vysoké Mýto
Homeland of the historical companies Sodomka and Karosa, Vysoké Mýto plant is a reference in the industrial sector: located 150 km east from Prague, it has a long-lasting tradition of producing buses and coaches since its founding in 1895.
Many models born in the Vysoké Mýto plant have become world-renowned and welcomed passengers for decades: Škoda 706 RTO (14,969 units until 1971), Karosa Š 11 (26,769 units), Karosa 700 (37,166 units until 1999) and Karosa 900 (13,071 units) as well as the iconic CROSSWAY, whose production started in 2006 and has gradually become the most successful intercity bus with more than 50,000 units sold.
With more than 3,800 employees, the IVECO BUS factory in Vysoké Mýto is an important employer in Czech Republic, and Europe’s largest bus manufacturer, with more than 4 000 vehicles produced per year since 2017. In 2020, it celebrated its 125th anniversary, always looking to the future with a spirit of continuous improvement, allowing to increase efficiency, quality and adaptability.
Ready to make a new step towards sustainable mobility, the Czech factory will go on investing and developing low- and zero emission “mild-hybrid” and electric buses and thus continues to perpetuate the success story of the people transportation business.
“We are particularly proud to celebrate the 150,000th bus produced in Vysoké Mýto. It’s a remarkable milestone in the history of our factory, as well as in the bus and coach industry, said Domenico Nucera, President Bus Business Unit, Iveco Group. Thanks to our continuous ambitious long-term investment strategy, we will go on expanding our product portfolio with new low emission and full electric versions produced in this plant”.